There are several wonderful ways to spend a fun-filled afternoon in Beaufort. Whether you’re searching for some inspiration or a laid-back activity, a visit to the Rhett Gallery in Beaufort is a must! The gallery features work from four generations of family artists including wood sculptures, watercolor paintings, and gicleé prints. Continue reading to learn more about what you’ll find at this charming local gallery.
The Rhett Gallery in Beaufort, SC, is just one of many fabulous locally-owned attractions in town. For more information on the area’s best galleries, museums, sites, shops, and more, request access to our free Vacation Guide. We’ve provided the best tips and our top recommendations on all the things to do in the coastal region. We know you’ll have a wonderful Beaufort vacation!
History of the Rhett Gallery in Beaufort
The Rhett Gallery was opened by Bill and Nancy Rhett in 1981. They were growing tired of lugging their art up the east coast to exhibits in New York City, so they rented a small space in town to store their collection and entertain clients. By this time, their personal collection on antique maps and natural history prints was growing too large, so they placed some for sale in their gallery. They quickly grew in popularity, and soon, their rental space became too small. They purchased a restored building on Bay Street in Beaufort and have remained there ever since. Today, the renovated gallery is home to the work of four generations of the Rhett family, including Bill and Nancy’s art, their son William Rhett’s work, and prints made from the work of Bill’s father, mother, and grandfather.
What You’ll See at the Rhett Gallery
This art gallery in Beaufort, SC is filled with paintings, prints, and carvings skillfully crafted by the Rhetts. You can purchase their art and beautiful antique maps in their gallery or call to place an order. The Rhett Family has been nominated for multiple awards and featured in several magazines. You can find their work in establishments across Beaufort and South Carolina, so you’ll know that everything displayed in the gallery is sure to be impressive.
Experience Rhett Family Art at the Beaufort Artwalk
Another fabulous way to enjoy the Rhett family work and art from several other local galleries is during the ArtWalk in historic downtown Beaufort. This bi-annual event is held in April and October and showcases the incredible artwork of more than a dozen galleries. Plus, you’ll also be able to enjoy plenty of refreshments as you admire local art and speak with the Beaufort, SC artists themselves.
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After visiting the wonderful Rhett Gallery in Beaufort, SC, make your way back to the Cuthbert House Inn for a relaxing stay. Each of the lovely guest rooms in our historic B&B is fully appointed with luxurious amenities, stunning views, and plenty of thoughtful touches to make your stay extra special.
Spend your time soaking in a clawfoot tub or snuggling by a roaring fire before enjoying a wonderful night’s sleep underneath the softest linens. Wake up the next morning to a delicious breakfast before enjoying another wonderful Beaufort day. No matter how you choose to spend your vacation, you’ll leave feeling relaxed and renewed!
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